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Tue
16
Oct

OLLI-RU Slates Dinner, Talk With Election Expert Gerald Pomper

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Long after the dust has settled and the pundits have gone home, historians and political scientists will still be evaluating the impact of the 2012 elections on the country for years to come.

For insight on what they might be saying, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University (OLLI-RU) is hosting a post-election dinner and discussion with Dr. Gerald Pomper, one of the nation’s leading authorities on American elections and politics, as he looks at the meanings of this year’s results.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center at 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, and is open to OLLI-RU students, and the general public. Admission to the dinner and discussion is $35 for OLLI-RU members (students) and $50 for non-members. Free parking will be available in Lot 82 at the inn.

Fri
05
Oct

Families Invited to Zimmerli Museum’s ‘Passport to Art’ Workshops

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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites families to travel the world of art through Passport to Art, a series of workshops that take place on select first Saturdays, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians enjoy quality time together, working side-by-side on exciting projects conducted by trained educators and artists.

On November 3, participants will explore the art of portraiture through the technique and style of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt and learn a variety of pastel techniques, allowing them to render their own portraits. December 1 celebrates the annual tradition of creating unique holiday greeting cards.  

Sat
01
Sep

American Ballet Theatre Opens Children’s Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts

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The Mason Gross Extension Division has partnered with the acclaimed American Ballet Theatre to open a satellite branch of their Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children’s Division on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

An open house for the program and for all Extension Division classes takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, and run through Jan. 19, 2013. All fall-semester ABT/JKO students receive $100 off registration. Registration is open now.

Barbara Bashaw, graduate director of the EdM program in Dance Education at Mason Gross, says the JKO school not only provides rigorous training; it exposes young dancers “to a vast repertoire of classics, internationally acclaimed performers as role models and the opportunity to become a part of ballet culture, not just ballet classes.”

Sat
01
Sep

Rutgers Inn Puts out Welcome Mat for Scarlet Knights Fans

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Newly renamed and refurbished, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is putting out the welcome mat for Scarlet Knights fans traveling to High Point Stadium to cheer on their favorite team this fall.

The inn is offering a $79 per night football package the weekends of September 8 and October 27. The package includes a room with two double beds, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and access to campus buses that travel to the stadium. All rooms also have free wi-fi.

Set in a verdant corner of the Douglass Campus across from Woodlawn, the historic university inn occupies the former Sydney B. Carpender estate, known as Lindenwood, built in 1911 for one of New Brunswick’s distinguished families. The original house and its landscaped grounds remain part of the facility.

Fri
31
Aug

Mason Gross Extension Division Slates Open House, Free Classes

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An open house for all Mason Gross Extension Division classes will take place Saturday, September 8; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Saturday, September 15, Learning opportunities are available for children and adults.

Classes include the new American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children's Division for ages 4 to 9+, the ART-haus Academy for visual artists, Suzuki violin, classical guitar and cello lessons, as well as the new Mason Gross Jazz Institute for Teens. Limited financial aid is available, as are Rutgers faculty/staff discounts.

For complete class descriptions and more information about 2012-2013 classes, look here.

Mon
13
Aug

Stay Current, Stay Fresh, Stay Effective: Share Your Knowledge with Others

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Be a part of a high-quality professional education program by serving as a workshop facilitator by submitting a program proposal for a workshop The Office of Continuing Education at the School of Social Work is accepting proposals for workshops that are relevant to social work practice.

For information, contact the Institute for Families at 732-932-8758 or visit their website.

Thu
21
Jun

Courses on Presidential Election Coming to OLLI-RU This Fall

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Love politics? Over 50? As the presidential election heats up, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University (OLLI-RU) will bring in esteemed experts to examine this most salient of American political institutions during its fall session, August 27 through November 14.

Two courses on the presidential election will be among 97 offerings scheduled by OLLI-RU this fall.

Gerald Pomper, Board of Governors Professor Emeritus of political science, and Jon Plaut, a Clinton Administration appointee and educator, will lead the discussions and offer insights into the election process, politics and other key issues in two separate courses.

Thu
21
Jun

Free Online Courses Offered in Jewish Studies

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers offers free online mini-courses for anyone interested in learning about the Bible, Israel, or Jewish history and culture.

The courses can be accessed through the Bildner Center’s website. They are taught by Jewish studies faculty and are accessible over the internet from any location. The courses include video streams, slide shows, charts, maps, links to websites, and a discussion board.

The courses appeal to learners of all ages, from high school students to retirees. To date, these courses have been taken by people in more than 47 countries and 41 states across the U.S., who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Jewish history and culture. 

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